"The right makeup can give you that coveted, sun-kissed glow." To ensure a smooth application, it's essential to prep the skin. Opt for a matifying lotion such as Lise Watier Bio Matifying Day Fluid SPF 15 on oilier areas of the face. Or choose a primer such as Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer ($44) to prolong the colour and intensity of your makeup. No matter what, SPF is an absolute must!
Bobbi Brown's tips
1.Oilier skin types should opt for an oil-free foundation. For drier skin, a tinted moisturizer is the best bet. "Summer skin should be dewy, not greasy."
2.A more natural, pinky-brown bronzer replaces the orange, shimmery bronze we saw in past summers. "Apply it just where the sun naturally hits your skin: the forehead, cheeks, nose and chin."
3.Brown suggests either eyeshadow or eyeliner-not both. Eyeshadow should always be powder-based, and liners last longer if they're gel-based.
4."Apply two coats of black mascara." Choose a waterproof version or try a waterproofing seal, such as Clarins Fix Mascara.
5.A neutral, sheer lip is best. "Rose or sheer nude shades are flattering on almost everyone."
6.Blotting papers are a summer staple for touch-ups. "They remove excess oil on the face and instantly refresh your makeup."
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